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Watching the Ships Sail By
Watching the Ships Sail By

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Challenge: Image Grain VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Aug 25, 2013
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2013

[Sep. 1st, 2013 10:30:45 PM]

So I had two options, this was the other one. I actually thought this one might do a little better:

But there was a charm to the entry (I thought), that I just really fell in love with. I really wish the ship was a bit closer, it split the eye too much, but I still liked it's quirkiness.

I'm sure the people on the beach were laughing at me the whole time. I saw the ship on the horizon, that's what I was there for. I remembered that I had seen it in Yorktown before, and my husband and I drove the 20-30 or so minutes to see if we could see it.

The seagull was sitting on the piling on the beach, and I ran down when the ship was to the left of the piling, crouched down to position it correctly and waited for the seagull to turn it's head.

It kept looking in the wrong direction!!

Moved a couple of feet the other way, so the ship was on the other side, and of course, the seagull now was looking straight ahead.



Looking back the other direction!

Moved back again!

Got a shot, a quick one that I wasn't sure was focused right.

Meanwhile, the ship was moving at a pretty good clip, and kept moving farther away from the seagull, so I kept having to take more and more steps sideways. I only ended up getting two shots with the seagull actually looking at the ship. One with the head to the left, and one to the right.

I'd say huge thanks to the seagull for all his help -- but I do think he was just having fun making me hop around in the sand! So I'll say huge thanks to my wonderful husband for keeping me company on the drive out, and walking hand in hand along the beach later on.

And thanks for all the wonderful comments!! 11 comments during a challenge is huge, and so very appreciated. :)

Place: 4 out of 91
Avg (all users): 6.7263
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 6.5926
Avg (non-participants): 6.9024
Views since voting: 1537
Views during voting: 187
Votes: 95
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/07/2013 06:31:39 PM
You, of all people, should by now know that the one with the bird in it is the one that will do better :-) Congrats!
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09/05/2013 01:17:40 PM
This bird photo much better than the single ship because the ship didn't have enough space for the forward movement. All your space was at the back of the ship. The bird one has much more interest too. I loved it!

Message edited by author 2013-09-05 14:04:30.
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09/02/2013 04:21:42 PM
You've created a wonderful atmosphere here Wendy. Congratulations.
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09/02/2013 11:12:38 AM
This was one of the higher scores I gave out as it is brilliant!
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09/02/2013 01:25:32 AM
Congrats on the HM, Wendy. This is a really nice shot, beautifully processed - you chose the right one.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2013 11:06:58 PM
Beautiful and my fav; the grain works really well. The tones, composition and perfect dof completes it.
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09/01/2013 08:32:10 PM
very cute scene!
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08/31/2013 08:07:03 PM
This is a terrific comp. I love how the shore bird watches the ship off in the distance. The grain adds feeling here and doesn't feel forced.
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08/30/2013 11:04:59 PM
Very cute, good story to this
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08/30/2013 08:49:58 PM
The grain gives this photo a very nice vintage feel...
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08/29/2013 03:15:04 AM
and i'll watch 'em roll away again...
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08/27/2013 11:48:06 PM
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08/27/2013 08:36:31 PM
Border's a touch heavy IMO, but an otherwise really nice image.
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08/27/2013 01:46:13 AM
The tones, the dof, this is so charming.
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08/26/2013 09:05:37 PM
Fantastic composition and neat color tone.
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08/26/2013 01:49:58 PM
Great timing.
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08/26/2013 08:35:03 AM
Works really nicely.
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